Franklin County Health Department

Public Health Saves Lives

Diabetes Health
Our Mission

What is Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is an important source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues. It’s also the brain’s main source of fuel.

The main cause of diabetes varies by type. But no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in the blood. Too much sugar in the blood can lead to serious health problems.

Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes and gestational diabetes. Prediabetes happens when blood sugar levels are higher than normal. But the blood sugar levels aren’t high enough to be called diabetes. And prediabetes can lead to diabetes unless steps are taken to prevent it. Gestational diabetes happens during pregnancy. But it may go away after the baby is born.

UPCOMING CLASSES

 

DPP Class

Starts Jan 26th
Location:  FCHD PHC Building (851 E-W Connector, Frankfort)
Cost: Free

To Register for the class, or any additional questions please contact Jennifer Robinson
[email protected] or 502-564-7647 x 208

DSME Class

Starts Jan 24th
Location:  Virtual,  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST/4:00 pm –5:00 pm CST
Cost: Free  *Participants completing the program will be entered into a drawing to win a $25.00 gift card!

To Register for the class, or any additional questions please contact Debbie Bell RD, LD, CDCES, MLDE
[email protected] or 502-564-7647 x 207

A Message From

DPP Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long lifestyle change program facilitated by a trained Lifestyle Coach who works with participants to help them reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Using the following tools

1) losing weight through healthy eating

2) being more physically active,

3) learning to identify and address barriers to healthy eating and physical activity.

 

The overall objectives of DPP are to support informed decision-making, self-care behaviors, problem-solving and active collaboration with the healthcare team and to improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life.

The Franklin County Health Department is pleased to offer DPP Classes to the public.  Attendance at the entire session is highly encouraged.

For more information or to inquire about class dates and times, please contact: Jennifer Robinson at 564-7647 

A Message From

DSME Program

According to the American Diabetes Association, “Diabetes self-management education (DSME) is the ongoing process of facilitating the knowledge, skill, and ability necessary for diabetes self-care.  This process incorporates the needs, goals, and life experiences of the person with diabetes and is guided by evidence-based standards.

The overall objectives of DSME are to support informed decision-making, self-care behaviors, problem-solving and active collaboration with the health care team and to improve clinical outcomes, health status, and quality of life.

The Franklin County Health Department is pleased to offer DSME Classes to the public.  It is presented by a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse.  Attendance at the entire session is highly encouraged.

The material covered during the 8 hour sessions will include the following: healthy coping for diabetes, monitoring & management, acute complications, nutrition and physical activity, preventing long term complications and sick day management.

 

For more information or to inquire about class dates and times, please contact: Debbie Bell at 564-7647